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Caulolatilus intermedius

(Gulf bareye tilefish)


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Family : Tilefishes ; Found on muddy bottoms . Marketed mostly fresh.

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

anchor tilefish, Gulf bareye tilefish

Common Names in French:

Tile clown

Common Names in Japanese:

Namida amadai, Namida-amadai

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

中間莖方頭魚, 中间茎方头鱼

Common Names in Spanish:

Blanquillo payaso, Tumba parda

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Blanquillo payaso, Tumba parda


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Physical Description

Species Caulolatilus intermedius

Males are commonly 20 cm (Total Length) in length when caught/marketed, but may be as large as 60 cm (Total Length).


May be found at depths of 45 to 290 meters.

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -1,318 meters (0 to -4,324 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 11-Oct-1995

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Caulolatilus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. affinis (Bighead Tilefish) · C. bermudensis (Blueline Tilefish) · C. chrysops (Atlantic Goldeneye Tilefish) · C. cyanops (Blackline Tilefish) · C. dooleyi (Bankslope Tilefish) · C. guppyi (Reticulated Tilefish) · C. hubbsi (Enigmatic Tilefish) · C. intermedius (Gulf Bareye Tilefish) · C. microps (Blueline Tilefish) · C. princeps (Pacific Golden-Eyed Tilefish) · C. williamsi (Yellowbar Tilefish)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Mean = -310.000 meters (-1,017.060 feet), Standard Deviation = 509.310 based on 16 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06